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Central Platte Valley: AMLI Riverfront Final Update

Let’s head over to the Central Platte Valley to take a final look at AMLI Riverfront, a 242-unit apartment project that is a great step in the right direction for completing the Riverfront Park master plan. Here are all of the previous updates for this project:

New Apartments Proposed for 19th and Little Raven

Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed

AMLI Riverfront Update #1

AMLI Riverfront Update #1 – Addendum

AMLI Riverfront Update #2

Inside the Infill: AMLI Riverfront Park

Central Platte Valley: AMLI Riverfront Update #3

Today, we will be looking at the project from the outside as well as taking a peek inside, thanks to Emily Flynn of AMLI! Like what we have been seeing with a lot of the new infill around Downtown Denver, AMLI Riverfront is mostly comprised of a brick facade which looks great along every side.

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The building curves with the sidewalk along Little Raven which adds some complexity to the building’s design; a neat feature of the project. The existing trees were also preserved, and there is ample new landscaping around the entire building. A single parking ramp on 19th Street leads to the garage towards the north.

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Time to go inside! In the center, you are greeted with a courtyard and swimming pool, wrapped around by apartment units. AMLI was adding the finishing touches to the pool while I was on this tour.

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The community space is two stories, with a community kitchen and space for entertainment and games such as billiards. There are also conference and community computer rooms on the second floor.

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Here is a sampling of the units. The finishes are what we have been seeing across the board: hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter-tops. The studio units have a partial diving wall and also come with racks for hanging your bike and/or snow gear.

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Speaking of bikes, there is ample bike storage in the parking garage as well as a bike room, which is maintained by Salvagetti.

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Last but not least, there is a rooftop deck that looks over Central Platte Valley. You can see Elitch Gardens, Mile High Stadium, the Front Range, and many other buildings and landmarks.

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That’s a wrap on AMLI Riverfront! This project adds 242-units and well over 300 people to the Central Platte Valley neighborhood. As of now, the building is over 50% leased and has been open for only a couple of months. Welcome to Central Platte Valley and Downtown Denver, AMLI Riverfront!

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9 Comments

  1. TakeFive says:

    Ripping wrap. Interiors shots and everything.

  2. Rob C says:

    I like this project a lot and I think if they go ahead with something down the street it will be equally as good.

  3. CR says:

    Unless there are several more bike rooms, I wouldn’t call that ample space. Most of the new developments have been far underestimating the demand for secure bike parking, so racks get overcrowded quickly. Either that or the lack of monetization of bike amenities means that realty companies just don’t care.

    • Andy says:

      CR,

      In fact there are! There are 3 of those bike storage lockers, which hold about 40 bikes a piece. There are also interior storage closets that can be rented for bike storage as well.

      • CR says:

        120 bike spaces for 242 units still seems inadequate; many units have more than one occupant with a bike. Not every unit will have a bike, while many will have more than one. Given the area and the demographic of likely renters, this still seems like an oversight. If the goal is to promote TOD and discourage car-centric lifestyles, there need to be more spaces.

  4. Dan says:

    This actually turned out better than I thought it would, but I’m hoping for something more interesting down the street. Being AMLI, though, I expect something similar. I’m tired of the same old crap, surely someone will develop something with a little character or decent architecture in Denver. Or not.

    • Jim Nash says:

      The same 4-5-6-story apartment buildings are popping up all over LA, just as formulaic as AMLI. Nothing especially wrong with the building, the layout, the interiors — just that it’s the cheapest, most cost-efficient way of maximizing a lot for a strong return on rentals. The entire industry is driven by the numbers that produce these buildings, and there will be many, many more of them in Denver. It might be unrealistic to expect most of these apartment buildings to be architecturally unique. Maybe one out of ten. But as Ken says, most urban structures like this are “background” buildings, a pixel in the broader mosaic of the urban neighborhood. We mostly live inside, anyway.

  5. Dan says:

    There is finally action at the triangle parcel at 6th and Speer! Any ideas, DI Fam, about what is happening there?

    • Ken Schroeppel says:

      We know its a 6-story apartment building but so far renderings have been hard to come by. We’re looking into it.